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A Republican congressmember running for the Senate in Missouri has sparked national outrage for comments on rape and abortion. Asked by a reporter why he opposes abortion even in cases of rape, Rep. Todd Akin said that in cases of what he called “legitimate rape,” women can somehow block a pregnancy from taking place.
Reporter: “What about in the case of rape? Should it be legal or not?”
Todd Akin: “Well you know, people always want to try to make that as one of those things. Well how do you, how do you slice this particularly tough sort of ethical question. First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”
Augusta golf club finally lets in some women, for the first time in an 80 year history. Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore will become the first women in green jackets when the new season starts in October.” – BBC